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Celtic Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends (Hardback)
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Celtic Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 02/02/2015
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This new instalment in T&Hs successful myths series (after The Greek and Roman Myths and The Egyptian Myths) introduces the world of the Celts, their gods and goddesses, heroes, monsters and villains. As well as vividly exploring the tales, the author brings her expertise in the archaeology of the Iron Age and particularly shamanism to bear on the mythical worlds she describes, with evidence as diverse as the Gundestrup Cauldron and the famous bog bodies. Starting with a discussion of how myths are transmitted and by whom, the author continues with an account of the Irish and Welsh myths and their key actors and motifs, before moving on to consider themes such as heroes, animals, women, environment and the Otherworld. In her finale, the author asks how the myths survived the Christianization of Europe and looks at the influence of monastic chroniclers on the tales, which they preserved and adapted.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500252093
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 203 x 136 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Beautifully illustrated. "
This small but mighty volume is a thorough guide to Celtic mythology.
Excellent. . . . By recounting the rich and colorful stories found within these and other Celtic mythological works, Aldhouse-Green provides an engaging platform to discuss the literary motifs of the Celts with an eye to uncovering the nature of the enigmatic Celtic culture.
Beautifully illustrated.
The perfect introduction for the modern reader to the enduring world of Celtic legend... Thoughtfully illustrated with the sacred objects, sites and landscapes that helped inspire these tales in the first place.

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